Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Students learn about the importance and privilege of making healthy and sustainable food choices. They understand that many people in the world do not have the choice of what to eat due to food insecurity.
Three 45-Minute Sessions, Plus time to carry out a service project
The learner will
Students address a food insecurity issue through a service project. Food-relief projects include delivering food to and sorting food at a food pantry. They may write letters or advertise for a local charity or hold a collection drive. They can raise money in support of the organization or hold a food collection for people in need.
They may choose to raise money to purchase an animal for a family through Heifer International, the organization that gave Beatrice’s family the goat. Heifer International uses money that is donated to provide livestock and training to families in need. View the Heifer website at http://www.heifer.org/. The decision to address food insecurity should come from the children as much as possible – it needs to be an internally generated concept to truly take hold. Your group may decide to do more than one service project.
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